Howard L. Belles 1928 - 2009

Services for Howard L. Belles, 81, Lawrence, were Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Belles died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, in Overland Park.
He was born June 13, 1928, in Lecompton, the son of Charles O. and Grace Harrell Belles.
Mr. Belles worked at the Lawrence Box Factory from 1948 until he moved to California in 1956. There he worked for the Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, retiring in 1993. He returned to Lawrence in 2004.
He married Carol J. Bond on June 24, 1950, in Baldwin City. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Dan “Butch” and wife Leslie, Eudora, and Doug and wife Missy, Lawrence; a daughter, Debra Mudrock and husband George, Lawrence; a brother, Lynn, Lincoln, Calif.; a sister, Opal Dow, California; four grandchildren, Jessica Perry, Justin Mudrock, Shauna Belles and Kyle Belles; and a great-granddaughter, Hailey Perry.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of the funeral home.
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